The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
8.8 x 6.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
3. continuous shooting at high resolution
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
HTC Re: 65.5g
5. maximum light sensitivity
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
6. video recording
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
7. longer battery life
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
8. has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
48% have it
9. fastest shutter speed
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
10. pixel density
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
DxO One: 26.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
15. battery power
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
17. has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
23% have it
18. has built-in optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
46% have it
19. Can create panoramas in-camera
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
36% have it
20. screen size
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
21. has AF tracking
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
73% have it
22. supports AVCHD format
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
26% have it
23. has a two-stage shutter
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
52% have it
24. has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
88% have it
25. has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
66% have it
26. has an optical viewfinder
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
29% have it
27. optical zoom
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
28. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Canon EOS M6: 2
29. widest aperture
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Ricoh GR II: 1f
30. has a CMOS sensor
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
67% have it
31. shoots raw
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
55% have it
32. Has a hot shoe
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
51% have it
33. maximum focal length
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
Nikon D5: 400
35. exposure time
When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.